"The Two Fridas" by Frida Kahlo
One of her most famous and largest paintings that she had created is “The Two Fridas.” “The two Fridas” explore Frida Kahlo’s emotions regarding her divorce with Diego Rivera. The painting depicts two contrasting Frida’s side by side. One Frida that sits on the left, which was rejected (cheated) by Rivera, which shows her blouse ripped open exposing her torn, broken, and bleeding heart. The Frida towards the right shows a stronger Frida, whose heart is still whole, which may be taking care of the weaker Frida.
Little fun fact about Chavela Vargas, who was featured in the movie, was that she was friends with Frida, and even confessed to being in love with her. Crazy right? Yea, I know it is! A poem that reminds me so much of what Frida was going through, as well, was “The Two Fridas” by tonyp729, Tinley Park, IL. It captures the scene perfectly.
Split in two by confusion,
And the purity I once had
My heart aches.
Aches for his love in return
They way he touched
Made my body flutter.
No longer do I feel again.
Cutting myself off from what was
Leaving my stupidity
And immaturity behind
The blood of his infidelity drips
Now staining my pure faith in him
The previous me may have loved...